Target Audience: Speech & Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, General and Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Specialists, Social Workers, Psychologists, School Administrators, Paraprofessionals, Behavior Therapists
Self-Regulation is a skill
everyone needs to manage the daily trials and tribulations. Sometimes we become incapacitated to cope,
and with all the pressures on our youth, all too often we are seeing more
self-regulation needs in this general population. Managing emotions and monitoring behaviors is
a particular challenge for some. Self-regulation skills need to be taught and learned so that our youth
have the capacity to manage everyday conflicts, preserve under stress and
maintain a mentally healthy state of being.
The Zones of Regulation (2011) curriculum, comprises of lessons and activities designed by Leah Kuypers, M. A. Ed., OTR/L to help students gain skills in the area of self-regulation. The lessons and learning activities are designed to help the students recognize when they’re in the different Zones (states of alertness/moods) as well as learn how to use strategies to regulate the Zone they are in. In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will be gaining an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading facial expressions, perspective on how others see and react to their behavior, insight on events that trigger their behavior, calming and alerting strategies, and problem solving skills.
Zones trainings provide strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. Practical ideas are provided that can easily be incorporated into the classroom or home.
Presenter: Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L
Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Graduate Certificate in Autism and a Master’s in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She has practiced as an OT/autism specialist in the school and clinical settings for the past 12 years, specializing in self-regulation and social learning. She has worked with students of all ages and challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, and ASD. She has authored a curriculum and app to teach self-regulation, The Zones of Regulation® (www.zonesofregulation.com). Leah consults with families and schools, as well as provides trainings on self-regulation, challenging behavior and The Zones of Regulation to groups around the world. Learning Outcomes Learner will demonstrate knowledge of self-regulation, including: Describe the role sensory processing/modulation, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and social cognition play in self-regulation. State three (3) ways in which the Zones framework teaches students to self-regulate. Identify two (2) ways to integrate the Zones into practice and support generalization of skills across settings. Explain how to teach students to individualize their own tools for self-regulation. For more information on The Zones of Regulation please visit www.zonesofregulation.com
FREE for 1st 10 participants | $75 - (if over 10 partipants) Lorain County Member Districts (Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Lorain, Midview, N. Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield/Sheffield Lake, Wellington)
$100 - Non LC Districts
registration, you will receive a discount flyer for any materials you wish to
purchase to support your implementation.